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Fact checking is the act of checking factual assertions in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text. [1]

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Africa Check

Africa Check is a nonprofit, non-partisan fact checking group established in June 2012 with the stated aim of improving news gathering in Africa.

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American Press Institute

The American Press Institute is an educational non-advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the Newspaper Association of America.

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Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, television personality, and author.

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Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to non-profit organizations in the United States and around the world.

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Annenberg Public Policy Center

The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) is a center for the study of public policy at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

The Annenberg School for Communication is the communication school at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Bill Adair (journalist)

Bill Adair is the founder of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact and Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University, where he specializes in journalism and new media, with an emphasis on structured journalism and fact-checking.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Central America

Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.

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Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is the main news programme on British television broadcaster Channel 4.

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Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press is a university press based in New York City, and affiliated with Columbia University.

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Copy editing

Copy editing (also copyediting, sometimes abbreviated ce) is the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and fitness for its purpose, and to ensure that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition.

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Culture of the United States

The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western culture (European) origin and form, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American people and their cultures.

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David D. Kirkpatrick

David D. Kirkpatrick (born 1970 in Buffalo, New York) is a reporter for The New York Times.

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David G. Rand

David G. Rand is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

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David Rees (cartoonist)

David Thomas Rees ("reece"; born June 22, 1972) is a humorist and cultural critic whose career has moved between various disciplines.

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Discrediting tactic

The expression discrediting tactics refers to personal attacks, for example in politics and in court cases.

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Donald Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.

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Duke University

Duke University is a private, non-profit, research university located in Durham, North Carolina.

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Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson (born 14 July 1951) is a Swiss-born American journalist, author, businesswoman, investor, commentator and philanthropist.

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FactCheck.org is a nonprofit non-partisan website that describes itself as a "consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics".

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Full Fact

Full Fact is a charity based in London to check and correct facts reported in the news.

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

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Glenn Kessler (journalist)

Glenn Kessler (born July 6, 1959) is an American diplomatic correspondent who writes the popular "Fact Checker" blog for The Washington Post.

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Gomaneh or "Center of Fighting Humbug" is an online Persian magazine devoted to the investigation of rumours and hearsay.

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Guarantee is a legal term more comprehensive and of higher import than either warranty or "security".

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Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts.

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How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book is a 1940 book by Mortimer Adler.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Information and communications technology

Information and communication technology (ICT) is another/extensional term for information technology (IT) which stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.

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Investigative journalism

Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing.

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John D'Agata

John D’Agata (born 1975 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts) is an American essayist.

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Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events.

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Journalistic scandal

Journalism scandals are high-profile incidents or acts, whether intentional or accidental, that run contrary to the generally accepted ethics and standards of journalism, or otherwise violate the 'ideal' mission of journalism: to report news events and issues accurately and fairly.

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Kalev Leetaru

Kalev Hannes Leetaru is an American internet entrepreneur and academic, the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (KAS; Konrad Adenauer Foundation) is a German political party foundation associated with but independent of the centrist Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

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La Nación (San José)

La Nación is a Costa Rican newspaper.

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Le Monde

Le Monde (The World) is a French daily afternoon newspaper founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry at the request of Charles de Gaulle (as Chairman of the Provisional Government of the French Republic) on 19 December 1944, shortly after the Liberation of Paris, and published continuously since its first edition.

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Marine Le Pen

Marion Anne Perrine "Marine" Le Pen (born 5 August 1968) is a French politician and lawyer serving as President of the National Rally political party (previously named National Front) since 2011, with a brief interruption in 2017.

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Masthead (publishing)

In American usage, a publication's masthead is a printed list, published in a fixed position in each edition, of its owners, departments, officers and address details, which in British English usage is known as imprint.

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McSweeney's Publishing is an American non-profit publishing house founded by editor Dave Eggers in 1998, headquartered in San Francisco.

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Michael Dobbs (American author)

Michael Dobbs (born 1950) is a British-American non-fiction author and journalist.

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Michael Kelly (editor)

Michael Thomas Kelly (March 17, 1957 – April 3, 2003) was an American journalist for The New York Times, a columnist for The Washington Post and The New Yorker, and a magazine editor for The New Republic, National Journal, and The Atlantic.

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Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.

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Nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party.

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Opinion journalism

Opinion journalism is journalism that makes no claim of objectivity.

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Paris School of Economics

The Paris School of Economics (PSE; French: École d'économie de Paris) is a French research institute in the field of economics.

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Persian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی), is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.

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PolitiFact.com is a blog operated by the editorial board of theTampa Bay Times, in which reporters and editors from the Times and affiliated media seek to fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists, and interest groups.

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Post-truth politics

Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics and post-reality politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored.

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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

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Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports is an American polling company, founded in 2003.

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RealClearPolitics (RCP) is a Chicago-based political news and polling data aggregator formed in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan.

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Roger Hodge

Roger D. Hodge (born 1967 in Del Rio, Texas, U.S.) is Deputy Editor at The Intercept.

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Sciences Po

The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Institut d'études politiques de Paris), commonly referred as Sciences Po, is a highly selective French university (legally a grande école).

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Sean Wilsey

Sean Wilsey (born 1970) is the author of the memoir Oh the Glory of It All, published by Penguin in 2005.

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Snopes.com, formally known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is one of the first online fact-checking websites.

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Stephen Glass

Stephen Randall Glass (born September 15, 1972) is a former journalist and is currently employed at a law firm in Beverly Hills.

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Susan Choi

Susan Choi (born 1969) is an American novelist.

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Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times, previously named the St.

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Tertiary source

A tertiary source is an index or textual consolidation of primary and secondary sources.

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The Believer (magazine)

The Believer is an American bimonthly magazine of interviews, essays, and reviews.

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The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a 1995 book by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, in which the author aims to explain the scientific method to laypeople, and to encourage people to learn critical and skeptical thinking.

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The Ferret (news)

The Ferret is an independent non-profit media cooperative in Scotland set up to investigate stories in the public interest which launched in May 2015.

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The New Republic

The New Republic is a liberal American magazine of commentary on politics and the arts, published since 1914, with influence on American political and cultural thinking.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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The Washington Times

The Washington Times is an American daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with a particular emphasis on American politics.

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TruthOrFiction.com (also TruthOrFiction.org) is a "mythbusting" website about urban legends, Internet rumors, "erumors", e-mail forwards, and other questionable pictures or stories.

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Typographical error

A typographical error (often shortened to typo), also called misprint, is a mistake made in the typing process (such as a spelling mistake) of printed material.

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United States presidential election, 2008

The United States presidential election of 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.

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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in University City section of West Philadelphia.

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Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan (born August 8, 1969) is an American journalist and cultural critic.

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Watchdog journalism

Watchdog journalism informs the public about goings-on in institutions and society, especially in circumstances where a significant portion of the public would demand changes in response.

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William Gaddis

William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist.

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